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Invisalign for Adults


Invisalign For Adults


Invisalign provides our adult patients the ability to straighten their teeth privately and discreetly. This system works as a modern take on braces without wires and brackets, using only a clear plastic device that fits over your teeth. At Pickens Family Dentistry, we understand that you may desire the look of beautiful mouth, without the commitment of displaying the work that is being done. Dr. Pickens can customize a device that can help you achieve the smile you want with much less interference in your daily life.

How Invisalign For Adults Works


The Invisalign process begins with an evaluation with Dr. Pickens. Together, we will discuss your needs and expectations for the results. The Invisalign system begins with 3D digital images that are applied to a specialized software program. Dr. Pickens then makes the adjustments with the software for the desired result. The system can then calculate the process required to go from the beginning starting point to your desired results. You will receive a series of Invisalign customized plastic polymer inserts, designed to fit over your teeth. Each aligner will be worn for about two weeks, and then you simply move to the next aligner in the series. Each aligner is designed to slowly move your teeth into position, working in different areas as it goes.

Invisalign is a great product that can change the look of your front teeth, but it is not always the best solution for major bite issues, we will discuss this during your evaluation. What Invisalign can do includes:

•  Pull together gaps:Are your front teeth gapped? Invisalign can pull your teeth together, getting rid of that gap.
•  Decrease Overcrowding:Invisalign can adjust the positioning of your teeth reducing or even eliminating overcrowding.
•  Overbite, Underbite, Crossbite:Dr. Pickens customizes your Invisalign device using specialized software, it can design your device to address these issues.

Invisalign Benefits


The benefits of Invisalign is what our patients are most excited about.
•  No Brackets, No Wires:The largest benefit is of course the lack of wires and brackets. So many of our patients have wanted to get the work done, but still want to maintain a professional image, one that would be scarred by the look that is so often associated with awkward youth.
•  No Metal Rubbing:Traditional braces can be painful, not just from pulling your teeth, but from the metal rubbing. Patients love that along with no brackets, comes to no brackets to rub against their soft tissues, a painful problem that is a common complaint
•  No Food Stuck in your Wires or Brackets:You can eat your regular diet without worry. You simply remove your Invisalign device before you eat and replace it when you are done.
•  Brush with Ease:Patients with braces are often stumped at how to properly brush or floss their teeth. With Invisalign, you simply remove the device to brush and floss your teeth and aligner as normal and then replace the device back in your mouth.
•  Removeable:Your Invisalign device should be worn a majority of the time, at least 23 hours a day, but for those very rare occasions, Invisalign is removable.

If you would like more information on this modern style of traditional braces, our front office staff would be happy to schedule an appointment for you. Contact Pickens Family Dentistry at (360) 447-6355.

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Pickens Family Dentistry


7508 NE Vancouver Mall Dr.
Vancouver, WA 98662

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